Anastasia M. Beebe
June 18, 2014
MA — Anastasia Mary (Curran) Beebe, 91, of Rockport, Mass., passed away on
Wednesday, June 18, at Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, Mass., after
a brief illness.
She was the companion of Russell Gustafson of Rockport, with whom she
resided, and was predeceased by her husband Joseph (Spiddi) Spiridigliozzi
of Dedham, Mass., who was killed in action in WWII Battle of the Bulge, and
husband of 44 years, John N. Beebe of Eugene, Ore., and companion of Victor
Anido of Gloucester.
Born in Dedham, Mass., she was the daughter of the late William and Ann M.
(Grant) Curran; and sister of the late Dorothy Chambers and Rosemary
Besides her companion, Russell, she is survived by her sons, John N. Beebe
Jr. (Sheila), and Robert L. Beebe (Laura) of Eugene, Ore., and William C.
Beebe (Kim) of Warren, R.I.; six grandchildren, Sam Beebe of Washington,
Anna, Max and Mason Beebe of Oregon, and Mary and Emma Beebe of Rhode
Island; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She is
also survived by her sister, Catherine Merola of Massachusetts.
A graduate of Dedham High, Anne was a self-employed real estate agent for
decades. In her retirement, she followed her passion for art in the form of
pottery, creating innumerable pieces that reside in homes around the
country. Dedicated to her family and husband’s career, they lived in
Massachusetts, California, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Oregon. Known for
her kind heart, giving nature and incredible resilience, Anne generously
donated her time and talents to organizations like American Red Cross and
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of
Anne’s life at 5 p.m., on Thursday, June 26, at Sandy Bay Yacht Club, 5
T-Wharf, Rockport. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of
Anastasia M. Beebe to USO at www.uso.org, or P.O. Box 96860 Washington, DC
20077-7677. Arrangements by Burgess and Mackey Funeral Home, 201 Main St.,
Rockport. Condolences may be given at